Community Cataloging Workshop

Join us in cataloguing and transporting one of Rebuild’s historic collections. We are building a new permanent home for the Johnson Publishing Company’s library, and we need your help. Join us for this four-week workshop, where you will learn basic cataloging methods, get involved in your neighborhood, and help preserve an important part of your… Learn More

Changing Face of Harlem

Changing Face of Harlem is a one hour documentary that examines and challenges the benefits of the ‘revitalization’ of a community. The unique nature of the culture and history of the community of Harlem, U.S.A is examined from an ‘insider’s perspective’ through the personal reflections of residents, business owners, politicians, developers, and clergy members who… Learn More

Summer Screening with CFA (Part 2)

Chicago Film Archives and the Black Cinema House are pleased to present NO MAPS ON MY TAPS on Friday, July 10th at 7200 South Kimbark. With musical direction by Lionel Hampton, this spirited 1978 film offers up an indigenous American dance form (and its history) by showcasing the footwork of Sandman Sims, Chuck Green and… Learn More

Black Owned

*Black Owned *is produced by youth at Chatham Academy High School in collaboration with After School Matters, Alternative Schools Network and Community TV Network. Other videos were produced by youth in Community TV Network’s youth digital media training programs. Black Owned highlights Chicago South side black owned small businesses. This video was produced by high… Learn More

Library Raising

Putting a twist on the traditional barn raising, Rebuild is hosting a “Library Raising,” to help prepare the Johnson Publishing Archive for installation at the Stony Island Arts Bank. The event is the culmination of our monthlong Community Cataloguing Workshop. Join us for the afternoon to learn about this unique and important archive and be… Learn More

The Curators of Dixon School

The Curators of Dixon School is a feature-length documentary that shows the power of art in a public school and the school’s predominantly African-American community. Public schools donʼt have to be a minefield of metal detectors, minimal expectations and mind-numbing routine. An alternative exists in Chicago at Dixon Elementary Public School, where enlightened educators have… Learn More